The colour trend guru’s at Pantone are predicting that the most popular colour of 2019 will be Living Coral.
It’s said to have a playful energy, with warmth and it’s quite a mellow and cheerful hue.
“Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”
Although this tablescape photo doesn’t really reflect how subtle the blue was, it’s still an interesting example so I’m sharing it. I used coral and shades of tangerine and peach with cookies for place cards. Those were a fun detail!
It’s certainly a departure from 2018’s regal Ultra Violet Pantone Colour. Check out how much fun we had playing with that dramatic and vibrant colour!
What are your thoughts? We want to hear! How would you use this colour in your own wedding?
The trend predictors at Pantone have announced their prediction for the 2018 colour of the year and it is…
(drum roll please)
… Ultra Violet! Pantone is calling it a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade” that “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” A very bold and vibrant choice after what was known as nature’s neutral; 2017’s Greenery.
Ahead of the trend, Cheryl + Travis used shades of purple in their fall 2017 wedding.
This Bride is a total gem and doesn’t she look amazing?!
Show stopping glam gown.
Making a fashion statement with these vibrant spike heels!
Travis + Cheryl’s son and Cheryl’s niece were fantastic as Ring Bearer and Flower Girl.
Huge thank you to Jessica Hunter Photography team for being so awesome and up for the challenge when I said I wanted to surprise Cheryl + Travis with these coloured smoke bombs! Click here if you’d like to watch the video slideshow of their wedding photos.
Collecting gemstones was a hobby of mine as a child, so when Geode Wedding Cakes came on the scene I just knew I had to design a styled shoot around geodes and gemstones. Loads of florals accented everything from the harvest table, to chairs, to candelabras and everything in between.
Our hidden gem of a venue! This little old church had been built as a movie set, but had become run-down and in need of a lot of love when Faith and her hubby purchased it. They put a lot of work into refinishing it, and adding extra windows to let in more sunlight. For the perfect finishing touch, a blinged out chandelier, and The Acreage Weddings church was finally ready for it’s debut as a gorgeous, unique wedding venue.
The stationery suite was modeled after gem stones, featuring Agate slice place cards with hand lettered calligraphy.
Although the windy weather that day prevented us from using the majestic Rocky Mountains as backdrop, we had such a stunning venue to work with. Get a load of this…
In an intimate twilight ceremony in the heart of Banff National Park, Vanessa and PJ renewed their vows. The two expressed their ongoing love for one another after over a decade of marriage. They did so, in the presence of their two beautiful children, their parents and a few close friends.
Vanessa and PJ returned from their honeymoon to discover that sadly their wedding photographer had shut down and left town with the film. Their lone framed photo of their wedding day was snapped by a friend. After their Banff Vow Renewal ceremony, Vanessa and PJ have made some new memories. This time, the lovely Jennie Guenard has captured these beautiful images for them.
The inspiration behind everything from Vanessa’s stunning Elizabeth Dye gown to the watercolour vow renewal booklets and even their cake was inspired by the pretty colours in their mountain backdrop and the way it looked like a watercolour painting at twilight. I hope you all love these photos as much as we do!
Tamara of Bake My Day created this gorgeous mountain cutting cake. The mountains match Vanessa + PJ’s blue and grey colour scheme and watercolour theme. Yes, she made that beautiful flower too and it’s edible!
Isn’t Vanessa breathtaking? (and how about that gown?!) Vanessa wore the Elizabeth Dye Halo Gown in glacier and ivory.
What an incredible honor it was to be a part of planning your special day Vanessa and PJ. Your Vow Renewal ceremony was so beautiful, and your family is lovely! We’re so happy that you now have some photographs to hang on your walls. Yours is a love for the ages!
Greenery is fresh and organic, bright and revitalizing. It’s been announced by Pantone as their colour trend prediction for 2017. Symbolic of new beginnings. That sounds like the perfect addition to add to your wedding colour palette!
Greenery bursts forth in 2017 satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize. Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature.” said Executive Director of Pantone, Leatrice Eiseman. It’s a bold departure from last year’s combination Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Last summer a few of our couples incorporated a lot of actual greenery into their weddings. One couple in particular (H+B) made it a focal colour, though. It feels like we say that each time the Pantone colour is announced. It becomes clear each year that Birch & Bunny couples are trend-setters! (Yes, you!)
See more from H+B’s wedding as well as a full list of their Event Partner team.
I set out to inspire Birch & Bunny brides and grooms who are dreaming up their own wedding themes. I wanted this inspiration shoot to be rich and elegant, but to marry that sophistication with the natural beauty of the outdoors, hence a woodland glam theme. To accomplish this, I choose a colour pallet of deep Marsala, bold berry hues, and accents of gold and bling.When Grace Kerr of Photographs by Grace came on board, I was thrilled by her enthusiasm for the concept! We had such a mild winter, but it was so windy that day (a severe wind warning was issued) that we almost blew away!Beautiful flower garland, bouquet and floral crown were created by Occasional Bloom, using rich deep colours and lush florals juxtaposed with curly willow branches for texture.Cake artist Handmade Cake Company crafted a semi-naked red velvet cake using all natural and preservative free ingredients. It was garnished with persimmons, fresh berries, pomegranate seeds, as well as a sumptuous pavlova, and raspberry cream filled meringues.
Local fashion designer Laura George provided a swoon-worthy gown. This darling with lovely flowing lace, is called the Rosealie and is from her Renaissance collection.
Our model’s hair and makeup were done by MaddPretty Makeover Studio, and a fur stole from Calgary Bridal Capes kept her warm.Alyssa of Plush Invitations designed and then dip dyed the stationery in water colours of luscious berry hues.
A huge, heartfelt thank you to all of the vendors who contributed to make this photo shoot amazing!
I was so thrilled when Birch & Bunny Weddings and Event Rentals was approached to style this wedding inspiration shoot by Nicole.Field Photography. She really allowed us to have fun with the theme and style!
Meet the Couple
Sara + Steve are just so in love, you can see it in how they interact and how they look at one another.
The two lovebirds had met through a mutual friend a few years prior to dating. After meeting for coffee one day though, Sara and Steve really felt a connection. Not wanting the coffee date to end, the two talked for hours and hours. It was obvious that sparks were flying and soon began spending more and more time together and fell madly in love!
So utterly romantic!
This past summer, in Venice, Italy – one of the most romantic cities on the planet… surrounded by iconic canals and beautiful architecture, this is where Steve declared his love and popped the question to Sara.
While planning the colour pallet, I felt inspired by Rose Quartz, one of the two Pantone Colours of the Year for 2016. I chose Navy to balance out the soft femininity of the Rose Quartz/ Blush.Carla of Carla Lily Flowers put together the gorgeous textural posy for our Bride-to-be turned model, Sara. The flowers paired so perfectly with Cake by Beth Louise’ simple and clean white ruffled three-tiered cake.Sara took our breath away in this stunning gown from Cameo & Cufflinks. She kept warm in a fur wrap from Calgary Bridal Capes.Pretty invitation suite and seating chart cards that The Social Page created.Seating chart cards by Social Page and a gorgeous shot of the sofa which Orange Trunk loaned us, and Birch & Bunny’s seating chart frame.
Thank you so, so much to our couple, to Nicole.Field Photography and to all of the talented local yyc wedding professionals who collaborated to make this amazing photo shoot a success. It was an honor to work with all of you, and so very much fun!!
P.S. I’m so excited to add that we have been featured in Calgary Bride and Rocky Mountain Bride!
Every year, fashion designers and event planners alike eagerly await a certain exciting announcement. The trend predictors at Pantone announce their predictions for the Top 10 Colours of the year as well as naming a single much anticipated colour of the year. It is really a self-fulfilling prophesy though, because industry professionals accept this prediction as a fun challenge, and come up with new and exciting ways to showcase this colour. Hence the trend prediction often becomes a trend setter.
For the first time ever, Pantone’s colour of the year trend prediction is actually a combination of two colours; Rose Quartz + Serenity. A move that they say “Challenges traditional perceptions of colour association” transcends cultural and gender norms and is calming, all about balance. The others listed in Pantone’s Top 10 Colours of 2016 are Iced Coffee, Fiesta, Green Flash, Limpet Shell, Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Peach Echo and (my fave of the bunch) Lilac Grey.
We’re still all about 2015’s colour Marsala, and just between you and me, we may have found an excuse to play around with this gorgeous wine coloured hue, so stay tuned for an update on that! (UPDATE: click link ^ to see the photos!)
What do you think about the Rose Quartz and Serenity pairing; Love it? Or leave it? I decided to create a Pinterest board dedicated to the tranquil colour duo.
Do you plan to incorporate Rose Quartz + Serenity into your 2016 or 2017 wedding theme? We would love to see how!
Marsala has been announced as Pantone’s prediction for the colour of the year for 2015. Compared to last year’s color Radiant Orchid, this year’s colour is a much more rich hue. It’s deeper and pairs well with metallics. **Just between us darling, that’s a little clue as to a certain wedding inspiration styled shoot that I may have in the works!
“This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty.” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute.
Will you be incorporating this rich wine hue into your wedding colour pallet? We’d love to hear from you!
Radiant Orchid has been announced as Pantone’s prediction for the 2014 colour of the year! It’s bright, and cheery, and it’s not just for spring! This shade pairs especially nicely with dove grey or with summer colours such as greens or a sunny lemon yellow. Fall and winter Brides can mix with metallics or muted tones if they feel this shade is too bright for their colour scheme.
“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality” An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Birch & Bunny Weddings is dedicated to providing a seamless journey down the aisle, and events that are truly a reflection of the two of you. Your vision will be executed down to the last detail, and I’m honored to be a part of your wedding day.